It’s going to be one amazing Marlborough Foodie and family weekend, starting with Feast Marlborough today and finishing with Sunday is Mother’s Day

Here’s a quick preview to what is on offer this week at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!

We reckon nothing say’s “I love you Mum” better than our organically grown Verve flowers, the huge organic Windsong feijoas, deli meats, fresh Cook Straight caught seafood, delectable locally grown specialty oils, even a slice of feijoa cake, what more could you want for a Sunday with mum?   

The market has some very yummy and tasty treats that your mum will love. Why not take her out for a family breakfast treat, brunch or lunch treat.

The coffee will be freshly brewed and mum will love the selection of foodie gift ideas too. The entertainment will help to make it a special day for all. Eftpos is available, and plenty of parking…see you there!!!

Also good luck to all the mum and daughter teams that have entered the Saint Clair Marathon. Sunday is a time to chillax. See you at the market too.

See you Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 til noon at the A&P Showgrounds.

Recipe inspiration from market manager Lynn

Back from her short break down South to visit her new grandson, Lynn came back to her favourite breakfast, all ingredients available from the Farmers’ Market.


I’m not going to tell you how to cook an omlette, as I’m sure everyone knows, but I have found a few tricks that make it better.

I have all my ingredients ready

  • Bacon (Long Acre Farms) chopped
  • Mushrooms (Mush Room Co)
  • Tomatoes (several veggie stalls) chopped
  • Avocado (Community stall)  half, chopped
  • Eggs x 2 (Koromiko Free Range) whisked well so there are no lumps of white
  • Cheese (Viavio, Cranky Goat)

Start with a hot pan, fry off the bacon and mushrooms, keep the pan hot and quickly add the avocado and tomato, giving them a toss just to warm through, add the egg, turn the heat down, then push your flat wooden spoon from the outside to the inside around the pan, bringing up the cooked egg to allow the uncooked to get to the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper, then stop, to let it start to set. I lay a little cheese now on one side. Then carefully lift one side onto the other, the egg is still quite soft at this stage. Cover with a lid for a very short time, maybe a minute or two. Do not overcook the egg, you don’t want it dry, you want it soft.

Lift out and enjoy.

Kind regards


From our stallholders

Drop the BEET

Drop the BEET will have their usual array of delicious, fresh cold-pressed juices. They will also be offering hot Turmeric, Ginger, and Citrus  drinks to warm you up on these chilly mornings, with the option of added honey from Garden Bees. 

Golden Mile Produce

Exciting times with capsicums galore.  A fabulous chance to make some glorious red pepper relish or captivating green capsicum jelly. What could be better than your own home-made condiments atop crackers and cheese (all of which you can purchase at the market!)

We have the chillies to add that hint of enhanced flavour and heat. Eggplants aplenty along with the kamo kamo and tatsoi.

Sally and Stephen 

Pedros Empanadas

Pedros Empanadas

Flock to Pedro for his large Empanadas this Sunday available in four flavours, if left over from St.Clair Marathon. Perhaps best to be early. Thanks Pedro.

Snailhouse Bakery

Rain or shine I will be at the market with the tasty and healthy German style rye sourdough bread and the more French style sourdough country loaf, wheat free adventure bread, superseeded multigrain, Cinnamon snails, sour cherry pie, Linzer Torte, chia seed crackers, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popos. Ripe new season feijoas make an amazing tasty cake. 

See you soon



New this week, Pumpkin and Sesame Seed ‘Bits’. These little bits are so tasty and so very good for you, made from Pumpkin and Sesame seeds and held together with honey. They are sugar free and gluten free, great as an ‘Anytime’ snack.

A special for Trampers and Campers, our ever-popular dehydrated soup packs now available already ground as well. Just simply add water, heat and you have a rich creamy soup ready in just 15 minutes.

See you Sunday. Alys

.SharpAs Tool Tips

Recently I have been pruning involving pruning saws. In the bottom section of the photo are saws I sharpen and use regularly. They can be sharpened even if they are hardened giving good cost savings. I use the above two saws when cutting up firewood. I have included these because these are sharpened so that they cut on both the pull and push strokes. Most pruning saws can be resharpened so they can cut in both directions which I find best. So if you have pruning saws you want sharpened or anything you want sharpened, for woodwork, the garden, or the kitchen, bring it along to the Farmers’ Market.

cheers Ron

mā te wā.

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